Best Burger Amsterdam: the ultimute burger bar guide of 2018
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PUBLICATION DATE: 20-05-2018

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Best Burgers Amsterdam

Sink your teeth in something juicy


Who doesn’t love a juicy burger. From a gourmet burger to a fast food snack, the burger is the most popular sandwich in the world! Amsterdam is full of great restaurants to grab one, but which one is the best?

The Best Burgers in Amsterdam

Hello Amsterdam has got you covered! It was a tough job, testing all those delicious buns, but someone had to do it! And now all that hard work has paid off, this is our list of The Best Burgers in Amsterdam.

 

Ellis Gourmet Burger

Ellis Gourmet Burger

At Ellis Gourmet they serve burgers on a beautiful terrace at the Prinsengracht. Freshly baked buns, refined toppings, and unique preparations as well as the restaurant’s contemporary look and presentation are the secrets of its success. When visiting the restaurant you must try the Ellis Special 2.0 with 100% beef, cheddar, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, red union, pickles and the Ellis special sauce. The meat is red and bloody, so if you are not into that specify that in your order. For vegetarians they have some awesome options too, we’d suggest the Crazy Red Veggie.

 

The Butcher

The Butcher

At the Butcher they serve burgers at the famous Albert Cuyp Market, the restaurant is part of a chain that serves burgers in Berlin and Ibiza. Their burgers are a phenomenon in Amsterdam, with fresh ingredients, great spices and a crispy bite. Yum!

 

Burger Zaken

Burger Zaken

This restaurant might seem like just another fast food bar in the Red Light District, but Burgerzaken’s offerings are quite out of the ordinary. Choose from among five very tasty meats (Blonde Aquitine Beef, Angus, Wagyu, Texels Lamb, or Chicken) or a vegetarian burger and add a few of their many tasty toppings. How good your burger is depends on how well you combine the ingredients of course, but the meat is juicy and the ingredients crispy and fresh. You can build the burger of your dreams right here until 3 in the morning.

 

Ter Marsch & Co

Ter Marsch & Co

Ter Marsch & Co might be the winner (in hour humble opinion) of the burger competition. It is the perfect dinner with a well-balanced sauce, top notch ingredients and well-seasoned meat that is grilled just long enough. The bun is even a perfect shape, ensuring a great burger/bun ratio. Must order is the Burgeresse, fresh cuts of Wagyu and Angus beef form the base of the prizewinning burger, complemented with truffle glazing, Spanish onion pancetta and a special secret sauce.

 

Geflipt

Geflipt

Fresh ingredients, the best meat, hand-baked buns and the most delicious sauces in an unprecedented atmosphere of Amsterdam. Geflipt is the burger restaurant of choice in Amsterdam West or at the end of the Albert Cuypstraat. Their burgers might seem on the small side, but they are great in taste! And the size, well they are actually a perfect bite that give you a great burger, bun and topping ratio. Ensuring a great experience up until the very last bite!

 

Thrill Grill

Thrill Grill

At Thrill Grill they order burgers that actually fit in your mouth, a real problem at some other burger bars in town. That doesn’t mean that this burger is “small” or “bad” though, the burgers are high quality with a hint of charcoal and a sturdy bite. A true gourmet burger at the restaurant from famous chef Robert Kranenborg.

 

Vegan Junk Food Bar

The Vegan Junk Food Bar

Who says a good burger has to be made of meat? At the Vegan Junk Food Bar they have burgers that would win the battle with a meaty burger any day of the week. The Notorius Sumo is topped with (vegan) cheddar, fried onion rings, spring & fried onion mix, pickles, jalapeños and their special sauce. Sounds like a mouth full? Well that is exactly what it is, you can’t eat this thing while staying classy and pretty but it is worth it!

 

Burger Bitch

Burger Bitch

Burger bitch restaurant might not have a stellar location, right next to the Amsterdam ArenA, but don’t hold that against them. Their burgers have a perfect taste balance. With lots of fresh and crispy lettuce and unions, bacon and melted cheese this is the perfect burger to start or end your evening at the Ziggo Dome or Amsterdam ArenA.

 

Burgermeester

Burgermeester

The Burgermeester is the mayor of burger town. They have been serving great burgers in the city long before burger bars where popping up all over the city. The meat is well-seasoned with spices we haven’t tasted anywhere else in the city. Besides that they use a tangy mustard in their sauce, giving the burgers some depth and the toppings are crispy and fresh. Just a great burger all around. The only downside? The seasoning might not be for everyone, but it is seriously worth a try for everyone who is on the hunt for the best burgers in town.

 

Burgerlijk

Burgerlijk

At Burgerlijk they’ve adapted the burger bar concept, you can design the burger you desire. Choose a burger (chicken, beef or vegetarian), dress it up with cheese, eggs, bacon and other toppings, pick your sauces and walk out with a burger you can be proud of. How good the burger is depends, once again, on your own assembly skills. But the basis is very good! Here they dare to take risks, I mean who would dream of combining ketchup with cinnamon (its good!) and the 9 straatjes location is all about the burger, not about sitting comfortably. The burgers and the ingredients are very fresh and their home-made fries are definitely worth a try!

 

Ysbreker

Ysbreeker

Ysbreeker is a real Amsterdam Oost landmark is known for its rich history, its gorgeous river-side terrace and its dependably delicious food. Believing that you should be able to taste quality on your plate, Chef Goran Lukovic uses only honest, sustainably sourced ingredients from the best local suppliers to give a modern twist to classic French brasserie basics. So, for example, the hamburgers here are made with free range meat from Baamburg. It’s a vibrant place to while away an afternoon or spend a cosy evening.

 

Biergrill

Biergrill

Situated in up-and-coming BoLo (that’s Bos en Lommer on your map), where Amsterdam’s young, hip and hungry live these days, De Biergrill is making a name for itself with “damn tasty burgers”, like its Black Angus Beef Burger, which “is spiced up with secret spices” and “unlike any burger you’ve ever tasted before”. There’s also a big screen for football matches, and games, great music and plenty of craft beer to wash all that grilled goodness down because the “best things in life are the simplest”.

Other places with burgers worth mentioning

So, there you have it… The ten best burger places in town! But we’ve come across a lot more juicy and tasty burgers during our tests, so if you want to try something else these restaurants are also really worth a visit!



Burgerij

The Burgerij is not just another hamburger restaurant. Yes, you go there for a burger but it will be, as they say themselves at Burgerij, most likely the best burger you’ll ever taste. Combine that with the fact it is located in a whole new Central Station with a finger licking view and an typical …


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Drovers Dog Atjehstraat

Head to Wibautstraat for contemporary Australian cuisine at this undiscovered all-day eatery. Brunch brings classic eggs Benedict, corn fritters and ricotta pancakes, three styles of Bloody Mary and excellent coffee, while there are great seasonal salads and an awesome Angus beef burgers to be had for lunch. Drover’s Dog’s signature dinner dish is undoubtedly its …


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Dirty Chicken Club

Who doesn´t like a piece of chicken from time to time? The Dirty Chicken Club in Amsterdam answers your poultry cravings in a stylish and jummy way. The restaurant is located on the Warmoestraat, in the middle of Amsterdam’s Red Light District (see our guide for more tips in this neighborhood). The restaurant is owned …


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Bar-B Burgerbar

Discover the best burger in town at BAR-B. Choose your own combination of bread, patty, toppings and sauce to create the perfect hamburger. If this is not enough, pour your own beer at one of the six tap-tables, or order from the exclusive menu with over 40 premium beers. In addition to a dynamic atmosphere, …


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Burgerfabriek

Though the name suggests otherwise (Burgerfabriek literally means ‘Burger Factory’), all servings at this wonderful burger restaurant are handmade with the greatest care and love for food, using only the best organic ingredients. Burgerfabriek’s interior is industrial (hence the name) yet cosy. In the Burgerfabriek at the Warmoestraat you can tap your own beer at …


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Burgerfabriek express

Though the name suggests otherwise (Burgerfabriek literally means ‘Burger Factory’), all servings at this wonderful burger restaurant are handmade with the greatest care and love for food, using only the best organic ingredients. Burgerfabriek’s interior is industrial (hence the name) yet cosy. In the Burgerfabriek at the Warmoestraat you can tap your own beer at …


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Water en Brood Amsterdam

Water & Brood

Water & Brood is a great hot spot for breakfast and lunch in Amsterdam East. This part of town might not be packed with cultural highlights, but for food it is usually the place to be. Water & Brood is no exception, here you can sit down and enjoy an American style brunch with Caribbean …


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Meatless District

Amsterdam’s Bilderdijkstraat is getting better by the minute, especially since Meatless District opened its vegan doors. Yes vegan, which means no dairy products nor meat or fish. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have a good meal in this fine-looking airy space. Opt for a breakfast with scrambled tofu with turmeric and lemon juice or …


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Green House Munchies

Green House Munchies is the absolute best place for a unique food and cocktails. This cozy restaurant takes a dining experience to another level serving delicious burgers, chicken on the roast and great vegetarian dishes. Also highly recommended to pop in and have some seductive finger food and one of their wicked cocktails in the …


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Smokin’ Barrels

This American-style grill house serves six seriously good burgers, five types of steak, three varieties of ribs, various surf ‘n turf options with lobster and a number of salads, sides and bites that pair particularly well with the craft beers and gin and tonics on offer here. While we can tell you Smokin’ Barrels’ burgers …


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Lombardo’s

It’s all about taste! That’s been Lombardo’s motto since they opened in 2010 and it fits once you try their damn tasty burgers. Lombardo’s is a small ‘hole in the wall’ type of burger bar that you could easily walk past but you’ll be very glad you didn’t! Voted consistently a top burger spot in …


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The Beef Chief

Amsterdam’s festival burger legend, The Beef Chief’s, recently teamed up with the young beer makers of Oedipus to open-up a completely new bar-restaurant concept. Enjoy one of Amsterdam’s home-brewed beers and a big fat juicy burger in the increasingly popular area Amsterdam Noord. The Beef Chief’s Kitchen / Oedipus Brewing Taproom is easily reached by …


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Cannibale Royale

Meat lovers rejoice! With three locations in Amsterdam, Cannibale Royale is the place where people from all over the capital flock to for a juicy steak, seriously awesome burgers or the tenderest spare ribs. Open from noon until late, perfect for a lunch time break, dinner with friends or loading up before a night out! …


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Lokaal

Grand Cafe Lokaal has a trendy, Amsterdam-meets-New York ambiance. Inspiration was taken from the vintage look & feel of restaurants in the Meatpacking District in New York, which often combine industrial elements with modern architecture. Lokaal’s interior creates a unique, laid-back atmosphere where a wide variety of people can enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks. The kitchen is known …


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Cannibale Royale

Meat lovers rejoice! With three locations in Amsterdam, Cannibale Royale is the place where people from all over the capital flock to for a juicy steak, seriously awesome burgers or the tenderest spare ribs. Open from noon until late, perfect for a lunch time break, dinner with friends or loading up before a night out! …


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